Järvenpää (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈjærʋemˌpæː];
Swedish: Träskända) is a town and municipality of Finland.
8 International relations
8.1 Twin towns — Sister cities
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Järvenpää was separated from its parent community
Tuusula in 1951.
Järvenpää was granted the status of a market town (kauppala) after
the separation. Neighbouring districts Kellokoski and Nummenkylä were
not added to the municipality of
Järvenpää and the controversy over
the issue still raises blood pressure fifty years later. In the event,
Kellokoski remained part of the municipality of Tuusula. Järvenpää
was granted full legal town (kaupunki) status in 1967.
Järvenpää is located on the Helsinki–
Riihimäki railway track,
some 37 kilometres (23 mi) north of Helsinki. Neighbouring cities
Sipoo and Mäntsälä. People also refer to
Järvenpää's neighbour, even though they do not technically share a
border, thanks to the one kilometre-wide land area that belongs to
The railroad goes through the city centre. In addition to the main
railway station, there are Kyrölä, Saunakallio,
Haarajoki and Purola
The trip to
Helsinki takes about half an hour, whether by rail or
road, and to the airport of
Helsinki-Vantaa about 20 minutes. Train
connections to the capital are good. Uusimaa's trains leave the main
station twice an hour (xx:14 and xx:41), and from other stations once
Järvenpää is widely known as the location of Ainola, the home of
the composer Jean Sibelius. It is sited about two kilometers south of
the city centre. The composer moved with his family to the cottage
Lars Sonck on September 24, 1904, and he lived there until
his death in 1957.
Ainola is open for visitors in the summer months as
the "museum of Sibelius".
Juhani Aho moved with his wife
Venny Soldan-Brofeldt to Järvenpää
in 1897. They lived for fourteen years in a villa, called Vårbacka,
next to the shore of Lake Tuusula. The villa was later called Ahola.
Events are held in the Järvenpää-talo (lit. Järvenpää-house)
throughout the year: concerts, theatre and art-shows. The
favorite-place of children is Pikku-Aino's home, where children can
play, make shows and so on.
There is a musical event, which is arranged every year, called
Puistoblues (fi) (lit. Park Blues). "Blues-week" starts from the
"Blues street" of the city centre, and concerts and informal sessions
are arranged in bars and restaurants. The main concert is at the end
of Blues-week, and is arranged in Vanhankylänniemi on the Saturday.
Järvenpää is divided into 25 neighbourhoods. The locations of
individual neighbourhoods are shown below.
Järvenpää railway station
Results of the
Finnish parliamentary election, 2011
Finnish parliamentary election, 2011 in Järvenpää:
National Coalition Party
National Coalition Party 27.1%
Social Democratic Party 21.7%
True Finns 21.5%
Green League 10.3%
Centre Party 6.7%
Left Alliance 6.2%
Christian Democrats 3,6%
Swedish People's Party
Swedish People's Party 0.7%
Järvenpää belongs to Uudenmaan vaalipiiri (electoral district of
Uusimaa) and its town council has 51 councillors. The town council's
political groups (2004-2008) were :
Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue (The Social Democratic Party of
Finland) (14 councils),
Kokoomus (The National Coalition Party) (13),
Järvenpää 2000 Plus (7),
Keskusta (The Centre Party) (7),
Vihreä liitto (The Green League) (4),
Vasemmistoliitto (The Left Alliance) (3),
Kristillisdemokraatit (Christian Democrats) (1),
Suomen kommunistinen puolue (Communist Party of Finland) (1),
Liberaalit (Liberals) (1).
The president of the council was Ari Åberg (Kokoomus).
Main article: List of twin towns and sister cities in Finland
Twin towns — Sister cities
Järvenpää is twinned with:
Jõgeva County, Estonia
Buchholz in der Nordheide, Germany
Pasadena, California, USA
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Retrieved 28 April 2009.
^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration
of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
^ Railway timetables Archived November 9, 2007, at the Wayback
^ "Tervetuloa! - Järvenpään vihreät ry". Jarvenpaanvihreat.fi.
Finland municipal election results. (2004)
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Järvenpää.
Järvenpää travel guide from Wikivoyage
Järvenpää – Official site
Municipalities of Uusimaa